Hagley-Dickinson, L. (2010) Crime and criminal justice in St Vincent and the Grenadines. In: Newman, G. R., Stamatel, J. and Sung, H.-E. (eds.) Crime and Punishment Around the World. Vol. 2, The Americas. California, USA: ABC-CLIO Inc. pp. 300-307.
St Vincent faces many challenges in its local jurisprudence related to crime and criminal justice. There are high incidences of violence in the society namely murder, rape and domestic violence. These are crimes where the relationship of power and powerlessness form a major part of the criminogenic need. Of interest to criminologists is that the society does not appear in a moral panic or crisis about crime as is the case in larger economies. Is this a good stance approach to crime? Are there sufficient information in the causes and developments of crime indices that can allow the exploration of comparisons? The answers are still no, but what an opportunity for comparative criminology.